Chicory seeds must be grown in the dark. Chicory is also called Brussels praise. In the past, chicory was once found to be very bitter. Since 2005, white-fire varieties have come into existence that have little or no bitter taste. Other people love the bitter taste of chicory. In raw chicory, the bitter taste does not emerge.
Chicory in the kitchen
White chicory can be eaten raw as a salad with pieces of apple and other raw vegetables and fruit. Other methods of preparation are cooked, fried or gratinised, for example, with ham and/or cheese or sauce Hollandaise as chicory à la crème. By boiling chicory with some milk next to water, the bitter taste is softened.
Chicory seeds in our webshop:
Dutch Garden Seeds sells 3 types of chicory seeds: Mechelen's mid-early and Chicory zoom F1 without substrate. + one Organic variation.